USA Kung Fu Academy

45 Plant Rd., Hyannis, MA (508) 771-2620

master cruz

Master Cruz’s desire for Kung Fu began in the 1960s after watching Bruce Lee in The Green Hornet. It was there the seeds and the hunger for Kung Fu began.
He then began training in after school programs in Bronx, New York in 1969 with whatever the school had to offer and he can find. By 1976 he had moved to Massachusetts.
It was there he got involved with boxing and then in 1981 he found the USA Kung Fu Training Centers and began his formal training under Sifu Glenn C. Hart in Tzu Jan Kune Do.
With the thoughts of opening his own school, in 1989 he began competing in various national and regional tournaments. While gaining more knowledge of the arts and meeting so many great martial artists he also began promoting and running the Cape Cod Classic Tournament from 1990 till 2002.
In 1992 his dream of opening a school became reality when he opened the doors in Hyannis MA .He also was fortunate to meet his good friend Sifu Joe Maury who then became his older brother and mentor in Kung Fu.
In 2001 his teacher decided to retire and Master Cruz took over the system and renamed the school USA Kung Fu Academy.
He currently continues to train with his long time friend and brother in Kung Fu Sifu Joe Maury, Grand Master Winchell P.C Woo in five elements Tai Chi, and with Shaolin Monk Shi De Cheng who honors us with his visit from China at least once a year.

Community Involvement

Board Member of CARE (Cape Aids Resource Exchange)
Member of the Community Advisory Board for Hospice and Palliative Care of Cape Cod
After school activities program volunteer for the Barnstable Youth Center
Tai Chi and Health and Fitness Instructor at the Barnstable Senior Center 

Ten National Titles

Seven Hall of Fame awards

  • 2015 Voted best Martial Arts school on Cape Cod
  • 2014 Voted best Martial Arts school on Cape Cod
  • 2013 Voted best Martial Arts school on Cape Cod
  • 2013 Recognized by the State of Massachusetts for Dedication and Commitment to spread the teachings of martial arts
  • 2012 Inducted into World Organizer of Martial Arts with ranking of 8th degree and made the Massachusetts W.O.M.A director
  • 2011 Hall of Fame Award for Outstanding Dedication to the Martial Arts
  • 2005/2006 National Honor Society Outstanding Teacher of the Year
  • 1995 World Martial Arts Hall of Fame, Sifu of the Year and Competitor of the Year
  • 1992 PKL- AKL Hall of Fame, Weapons and Forms competitor of the Year
  • 1991 N.C.I.M.A.A. Hall of Fame, Weapons and Male competitor of the Year
  • 1991 PKL- AKL Hall of Fame, Weapons and Forms competitor of the Year

Sifu wong

Sifu Dana Wong starting training at the USA Kung Fu Academy in 1994 in between working two jobs, going to school at night and helping his wife raise their daughter he received his 1st level black sash on September 26th 1997.

He then set his goal for his 2nd level Black Sash which he received on March 24th 2000 then his 3rd Level Black Sash and title of Sifu which was awarded to him on April 17th 2004.


sifu campbell

Steve Campbell started training in January of 1994 taking his Black Sash test four years later in January of 1998. Then testing for his second level and title of Si Bok in November of 2001. He was awarded the title of Sifu and 3rd level Black Sash in April of 2004.

He continues to be an integral part of the school and the system. Some of his outside interests include fishing, lacrosse (coaching and watching from high school level to the pros), F1 racing, meteorology, and recreational math.


sifu vancisin

Sifu Nick Vancisin began his training under Sifu Cruz on September 27th 1999 at the age of 23 receiving his 1st sash on November 22nd 1999 and hasn't looked back since. On November 22nd 2003 he received his black sash.

He received his 1st title of Si Hing on April 17th 2004, then his title of Tai Si Hing on May 12th 2007 and his current title of Sifu on April 25th 2009.